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Iran J War Public Health 2020, 12(1): 43-51 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Logotherapy on Happiness of Veterans' Spouses
M. Falahati1, A. Shafiabady 2, M. Jajarmi1, M. Mohamadipoor3
1- Psychology Department, Humanities Faculty, Bojnord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnord, Iran
2- Counseling Department, Education & Psychology Faculty, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran , ashafiabady@yahoo.com
3- Psychology Department, Humanities Faculty, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran
Abstract:   (2929 Views)
Aims: Happiness is one of the most important mental needs of mankind which has a major impact on personality and mental health. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy and Logotherapy on happiness of veterans' spouses.
Materials & Methods: In this semi experimental study with pretest-posttest design, with two case groups and one witness group, 60 people of veterans' spouses were studied in Tehran in 2017. The subjects were selected using simple random sampling method and were randomly assigned into acceptance and commitment therapy, Logotherapy and witness group (n=20 in each group). Case groups were treated in 9 sessions in 120 minutes and the witness group received no cure. The research tools were a demographic questionnaire and oxford happiness questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS 18 software, through one-way analysis of covariance and Tukey's post hoc test.
Finding: By controlling the effects of pretest scores, there was a significant difference between the mean scores of happiness of the groups in the posttest step (F=10.827; p<0.001). The mean scores of happiness in the acceptance and commitment therapy group (p<0.001) and the Logotherapy group (p=0.008) had significant difference in comparison to the witness group. There was no significant difference between two case groups and both methods had the same effectiveness (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Both acceptance and commitment therapy and Logotherapy are effective in increasing the happiness of veterans' spouses.
Keywords: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Logotherapy, Happiness, Veterans, Spouses
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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Psychology of Veterans or Handicapped
Received: 2019/07/30 | Accepted: 2020/01/11 | Published: 2020/03/16
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